by Dinesh Thakur Category: Software Engineering

Having test cases that are good at revealing the presence of faults is central to successful testing. Ideally, we would like to determine a set of test cases such that successful execution of all of them implies that there are no errors in the program. This ideal goal cannot usually be achieved due to practical and theoretical constraints.

 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Software Engineering

The software process model framework is specific to the project. Thus, it is essential to select the software process model according to the software which is to be developed. The software project is considered efficient if the process model is selected according to the requirements. It is also essential to consider time and cost while choosing a process model as cost and/ or time constraints play an important role in software development. The basic characteristics required to select the process model are project type and associated risks, requirements of the project, and the users.

 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Software Engineering

There are two basic approaches to testing: functional and structural. In functional testing   the structure of the program is not considered. Test cases are decided solely on the basis of the requirements or specifications of the program or module, and the internals module of the program are not considered for selection of test cases.

 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Software Engineering

Studies suggest that the software maintenance process begins without proper knowledge of the software system. This occurs because the software maintenance team is unaware of the requirements and design documentation. Also, traditional models fail to capture the evolutionary nature of the software. To overcome these problems, software maintenance models have been proposed, which include quick fix model, iterative enhancement model, and reuse-oriented model.

 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Software Engineering

There are a few techniques available to verify that the detailed design is consistent with the system design. The focus of verification in the detailed design phase is on showing that the detailed design meets the specifications laid down in the system design. The three verification methods we consider are design walkthrough, critical design review, and consistency checkers.

 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Software Engineering

Over a period of time, the developed software system may need modifications according to the changing user requirements. Such being the case, maintenance becomes essential. The software maintenance process comprises a set of software engineering activities that occur after the software has been delivered to the user.

 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Software Engineering

Pure object-oriented development requires that object-oriented techniques be used during the analysis, design, and implementation of the system. Various methods have been proposed for OOA and OOD, many of which propose a combined analysis and design technique.

 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Software Engineering

IEEE defines software design documentation as 'a description of software created to facilitate analysis, planning, implementation, and decision-making. This design description is -used as a medium for communicating software design information and can be considered as a blueprint or model of the system.



 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Software Engineering

A test case provides the description of inputs and their expected outputs to observe whether the software or a part of the software is working correctly. IEEE defines test case as 'a set of input values, execution preconditions, expected results and execution post conditions, developed for a particular objective or test condition such as to exercise a particular program path or to verify compliance with a specific requirement.' Generally, a test case is associated with details like identifier, name, purpose, required inputs, test conditions, and expected outputs.

 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Software Engineering

Code documentation is a manual-cum-guide that helps in understanding and correctly utilizing the software code. The coding standards and naming conventions written in a commonly spoken language in code documentation provide enhanced clarity for the designer. Moreover, they act as a guide for the software maintenance team (this team focuses on maintaining software by improving and enhancing the software after it has been delivered to the end user) while the software maintenance process is carried out. In this way, code documentation facilitates code reusability.

 
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